SurroundBar 6000 Instant Home Theater
35-inch sound bar with wireless subwoofer. Works with any TV.
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Larger Rooms, Thinner TVs: Meet Your SurroundBar
Slimmer, larger: Perfect for bigger, slimmer flat panel TV designs. At 2-1/4 inches deep, the SurroundBar 6000 IHT complements the slimmest flat-panel TVs. It’s lightweight and easy-to-mount, either on the wall or on your shelf. All the hardware you need is included, too. High gloss details match today’s TV styling. Your TV and SurroundBar system will look like they were made for each other. (And they were.) Deeper, Smoother: Deep, authoritative bass comes from the compact wireless subwoofer in a stylish cabinet. A flared J-port design optimizes the bass for bigger volume, reducing port turbulence for smooth blending. Lossless wireless technology results in absolutely instantaneous response. In addition, universal port tuning in the SurroundBar itself guarantees ideal mid-bass response and smooth subwoofer blending whether it’s mounted on a shelf or on the wall.
SurroundBar 6000 IHT Features:
Polk's patented SDA surround technology delivers a vivid 5-channel sound field from a single source; no rear speakers or special room characteristics are required.
Polk Digital Logic® technology, a proprietary DSP program, automatically calibrates and optimizes your SurroundBar for any room shape or system setup.
On-board Dolby Digital processing: connect directly to your TV, DVD or Blu-Ray player, or gaming console.
Installs anywhere easily, with the simple secure wall-mount bracket or shelf cradle.
Extruded aluminum enclosure is designed to eliminate performance-robbing cabinet resonances.
Anti-diffraction grille and bezel design create surprisingly open, spacious imaging.
SmartBar™ programming enables the SurroundBar 6000 to easily learn volume up/down and mute from your existing TV remote control. You’ll use only one remote for the SurroundBar and your TV.
Easy plug-and-play connections, with no complex setup or calibration needed. It works right out of the box!
Compact 80 Watt wireless subwoofer features 7-inch downward firing poly-composite Dynamic Balance® woofer and flared J-port for big bass with low distortion.
State-of-the-art lossless wireless technology delivers absolutely instantaneous subwoofer response.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Wireless with Dynamic Balance composite cone driver|
|Total Frequency Response||40Hz-20kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||50 Hz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||16 kHz|
|Inputs||One optical and two 1/8 inch|
|Enclosure Type||Downward firing vented enclosure|
|Product Weight||10 pounds|
|Width||10 1/4" (26.04cm)|
|Height||3 3/4" (9.53cm)|
|Depth||2 1/4" (5.71cm)|
|Product Weight||4.75 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||system|
|Included Accessories||6-foot optical cable, 6-foot 1/8-inch analog cable, subwoofer power cord, 24V power supply, quick start guide, remote control (battery included) remote control programming guide, owner's manual|
|Mounting Options||keyhole slots for wall mount or place bar on flat surface|
|Speaker Warranty||3 years parts and labor original purchaser|
|Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty||1 year electronics original purchaser|
Subwoofer Amplifier Specs
|Total System Power||280|
|Total System Power Description||SurroundBar, 160 Watts; Subwoofer, 120 Watts|
Power Amplifier Specs
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
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by Marcos Rivera, January 3, 201148 out of 53 people found this review helpful.
Sound power, Bass, easy set-up, sound quality.
Having to adjust bass and sound more than I want to.
It has been almost a month since I purchase this product, after spending 2 weeks reviewing products alike, I decided to purchase the soundbar 6000. At first, I have to admit I was very skeptical of how the soundbar was going to perform, it performs as I expected, by no means is no 6.1 home theater, but it does an excellent job as a replacement. No wires going all over the place, speakers taking space, plus no additional receiver amp. The sound is powerful enough to fill my 24' X 17'X 9' living room with a 52 inch LCD Sony BRAVIA. Super easy to get it started even a "cave man can do it." You will be surprised the sound that comes out of it. The only negative I have is that you have to adjust your sound and bass a lot depending on the type of programming you are watching. Other than that, great buy. Excellent for music and concerts.
by Harri Heimonen, January 4, 201126 out of 29 people found this review helpful.
incredible sound, crips clean, loud when it needs to be and quiet the same way. perfect extremes in sound, easy use and hook up, best bang for the buck, no wires
not really any. i love this system. was skeptical at first with such a small bar. but the sound is great and booming
I purchased this surround bar with subwoofer 2 weeks ago. I am thouroughly impressed with the sound quality for blu ray movies, the sound is crips clear and coming at you from both sides. base from the subwoofer is incredible. I am very impressed and pleased with the purchase. easy hook up and easy set up with your tv remote. thanks polk, great product!
by David V., January 11, 201117 out of 21 people found this review helpful.
Great sound, great sub with deep bass. Program your current remote with the bar. Elegant and stylish. Wireless sub is great way to go.
Bit overpriced but mostly the inability to adjust mids and highs on the soundbar, or the remote it would have been so easy for Polk Audio to make that possible. Inability to teach another remote the bass volume.
Great addition to my tv in my bedroom. However it would be a great addition to any room. Created a theater room with the sound it produces. The sound literally filled my whole house. The sub is excellent and I give it A++ for the base it puts out, being able to control its frequency with the remote, and its elegant design. The sound bar itself puts out a great sound as well and goes well with the sub-woofer. It is definitely a step up from the 3000 due to a fuller and more dynamic sound quality, and deeper bass. The fact that you can program your tv or whatever remote with the soundbar is a huge plus for this system. It is very simple and easy to do, however I don't think you can program the bass volume which is a bummer. Overall the sound is incredible, but I think the price is a bit steep for what you are getting.
by John Connelly, January 20, 201216 out of 19 people found this review helpful.
Quick installation, Quality audio
Absolutely awesome! I have a 14 x 24 full blown out theater room with a 130" screen and it's audio is fully equipped with all Polk Audio products and I can tell you the sound is unbelievable and I just refreshed my living room with a 55" plasma and wanted a clean look to match our modern room. I choose the POLK 6000IHT SoundBar and it literally, took me five minutes to install and I was up and going. I popped in a Gladiator Blu-Ray to test it out and WOW! I was shocked that this quality of sound could come out of such a small unit. I took the hint of putting the sub in the corner of the room and the pounding is suburb. I want too thank Polk for putting out another fantastic product.
by Matt H, December 26, 201014 out of 17 people found this review helpful.
Moved to a smaller place and didn't have room for my cabinet style system so I picked this up. I must say, it's just as good as my old yamaha amp an paradigm 5.1 setup. Rock Band game sounds even better. Only gripe I have is the feet. I'd like it to straddle the base of my TV. Instead it must sit in front of it. Bottom line is it's VERY loud and sounds great. Don't really miss all the silly functions the amp has. I can't tell you how many hours I have spent tweaking the sound instead of enjoying it, with my yamaha amp. This just works. I set it up in about 5-10 minutes. Blue Man Group sounds even better than my old $1500 cabinet setup. PS3 works great too, but the bar seems to go into sleep mode in between selecting menu options. That's all I got. It's worth the money. Very clear and loud.
by Stephen S, April 2, 201311 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
Great sound, easy setup.
The remote is absolute GARBAGE. You have to line it up perfectly with the sensor and mash the buttons. Its a joke.
First I'll start off by making a statement I'm sure has been beaten into the ground in reference to soundbars. This is not a replacement for a true surround system. That being said, the 6000 is pretty darn close. My setup is a Bluray player connected optically, and my HTPC, 360 and Wii running analog out through the TV....I'll explain why. The one issue I have is with the optical input. The 6000 has a built in Dolby Digital decoder BUT, and this is a big but...it does not have the ability to decode Dolby True HD or any DTS soundtrack. So assuming you have your Bluray player connected to the 6000 via optical, pop in The Walking Dead or the Back To The Future trilogy. You will be greeted to...silence. To fix this you will either have to pick an appropriate sound format using he disc menu (usually a 2ch DD signal is an option), or do what I did....set up any DTS soundtrack to default to 2ch PCM using the BR players setup menu. Its an easy fix but really defeats the purpose of using the optical connection. And considering the fact that most Blurays either use DD True HD or DTS Master Audio, it makes me wonder if the Dolby Digital decoder is necessary at all. If your playing a standard DVD pretty much all of them use 5.1 Dolby Digital, at least that's something. Polk seems a year or two behind the curve when it comes to audio formats. At best it's a novelty and a bullet point to put on the box. *Also, for all you guys running the optical out from the back of your TV to the 6000, this is a rather pointless endeavor. A vast majority of TVs WILL NOT pass through multi-channel digital audio. What the TV does is downmix the signal to a 2ch PCM signal. So while the signal is still getting pumped out as "digital", its all basically a stereo mixdown signal, no matter what the source. So...if you see a blue solid light on the front panel, its either PCM or analog. If its steady green the decoder is on. Most likely if your running it rough the optical out on the TV, you will see a blue light. Here's the kicker though: Nothing in the last two paragraphs matter. No matter if you're connected through 2ch analog, optical multi channel or optical PCM, the sound is vastly superior to your TV's speakers. I watch most of my movies and shows through my HTPC, connected to the TV via HDMI, then using the downmixed 2ch analog to the 6000. Its really like night and day. Even though im using the 2ch analog connection which some may view as the "worst" connection, the 6000 still amazes. I'd say the 6000 does about 75% job of recreating multichannel audio. But this will depend on the size of your room and how close the walls are. And when you get lucky and find a Bluray that actually is compatible with the 6000 (in my case T2: Skynet Edition), the sound is even more brilliant. In my opinion though, the 2ch analog sounds better than the 2ch PCM optical...has more of a "spacious" feel. So unless I'm watching a Blruray that I know has DD 5.1, I keep it analog for all sources. And unlike those chepos Sony and Samsung, Polk actually includes everything you need....optical cable, analog cable and adapters. Whens the last time Sony packaged anything but composite cables (thanks for nothing). The set up was DEAD SIMPLE. Literally had it set up and running within 5 minutes of removing it from the box. What will take a little while is getting the sound just right...as I stated above. There is also some trial and error when it comes to the subwoofer placement. Don't get me wrong, that lil' devil sounds great. I found it fills the room better when placed in a corner. The same general rules apply to this sub as to any other...just be cognizant of the 50ft wireless range. *Also very important. I've read reviews on soundbars that use wireless subs where some people have had problems with wireless network interference. Im using an older generation Linksys G router that sits about a foot under the soundbar. I have had no dropouts or any type of interference. Im sure this will vary, just sayin. Please Google the 6000, its has overwhelmingly positive reviews from actual professionals. I hope my review has been helpful, and at the very least had shed some light in reference to the built in decoder. **EDIT After reading a bunch of reviews on Amazon Ive come to the conclusion most of the negative reviews are from: A. People who are expecting 7.1 surround B. People who didnt have the common sense to read the instructions. -I hate it when products get bum reviews from bad consumers. 7/10/12 LONG TERM UPDATE. Since the initial install I have a cable box in the mix. Im using the optical out to connect. Since most broadcasts are in 5.1, everything sounds great. I have also upgraded to a Linksys E2500 router. No signal degradation on either the 2.4 of 5ghz bands. Programing my cable remote to the soundbar also couldnt have been easier. BUT, i still keep the factory remote around in case I want to adjust the bass settings.
by Bill Bundschuh, December 26, 20107 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
Quick, simple setup by using provided optic cable. The system quickly learned the existing remote control signals for a single reomote control setup.
This system does not replace a 5.1 or 7.1 sound system. The sub-woofer could use a higher wattage amplifier for some sound settings.
The Polk Audio SurroudBar 6000 is a good replacement for the speaker system that is typically furnished with a flat screen TV. The sound is crisp and the sub-woofer is not over powering. This system makes an excellent add-on for listening to Sirius radio and general movie and TV watching.
by Teresa, December 18, 20105 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
Easy to install, sound quality seems incomparable!
Cannot think of any..!
Our son bought this for us for Christmas. We cannot believe the quality of sound! It seems we are sitting in an actual movie theater! Cannot wait to watch the big game sunday night against the Giants! Go Birds!!
by Charles Weinstein, December 30, 20105 out of 14 people found this review helpful.
Easy to set up; fits in easily and unobtrusively with most furniture.
Weak, boomy bass. Sound bar sound not great.
I was quite dissapointed. Easy to set up, but the bass is not all that powerful and is quite boomy and the sound from the bar makes a clicking sound during some speech sounds. I can't believe it has 280 watts...if so it is probably not RMS at 8 ohms.
by angelika, November 14, 20113 out of 26 people found this review helpful.
no instructions for wireless connection with i mac
sitting here steaming. I have the new Samsung 55 D 7000, and the wireless polk subwoofer. Nothing wrong with this. But please can some one email me the darn instruction, how I can wirelessly get my imac itunes, i pad i tunes, i pad touch working? I can't find any information whether on the Apple site nor on the polk site So frustrated. And I do need the Apple Express to be in my office, as the i Mac is there. The TV is behind the wall that is behind there where the living room is. Can you give me instructions. Thanks.
by Ty Duncan, December 5, 20113 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
polk sound,easy setup,nice looking,took movies and sports to the next level.
price,watch for sells,hhgregg,best buy,crutchfield...
wow what a difference over tv speakers..didnt have to run wires and speakers all over for great sound..nice looking,easy setup,programed to direct remote..no problem..
by KC, December 3, 20102 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
easy setup, overall good sound for a soundbar but don't expect surround sound or to replace a 5.1 home theater system.
Remote does not work, Learn feature does not work on my LG plasma TV, bass is mediocre, optical cable input poorly designed
We bought this the Soundbar 3000 at Best Buy but the remote and Learn features did not work so we returned it for the model 6000. However, the same problems occurred. The Polk Audio 6000 soundbar is an improvement over the audio from my LGPK60-750 model plasma TV. Neither the "Learn" feature or the remote works, which is frustrating. The bass on the 3000 model was annoying and sounded like someone was kicking a door at low volume. The model 6000 is better but for $500 you would expect everything to work as promised. Polk Audio tech support was not helpful either. I give this unit 2.5 stars -- its just okay.
by Alan, May 22, 20122 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Best sound in such small, great looking package. Easy to use and set up.
Not the equal of bookshelf speakers/receiver combo. No discrete power codes for universal remotes!(at least in mine - firmware update available by Polk factory only!)
These days, with all the TV's getting so slim and streamlined, sound takes a beating. This is a perfect upgrade for great sound in a small package. It's easy to set up and use. Do not expect full size speaker sound, however. Clarity is there but the output is obviously limited based on form factor. It looks great, sounds soooo much better than any TV speakers. The main issue I had for a living room system with 3 sources: no discrete power codes for ON and OFF! There is a firmware upgrade available for this, but it was not an option without returning the speaker to Polk! HUGE inconvenience. In this respect, I have to say, get it together, Polk!
by john, August 14, 20132 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
The surroundbar and subwoofer sound so good, very clear and clean sound.
There are none.
This SurroundBar is awesome! Well worth the money.
by Shane, February 28, 20121 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
only 1 bad component out of four; guess that's a 75% success rate in anyone's charter
Purchased 2 of these systems from American T.V. Good value for the price with only one hiccup; one of the subs won't work (i.e., sync). You have my email address and I'd appreciate a courtesy follow-up. I'll be interested to see how quickly this gets resolved. The character of company shines through the customer service efforts (after the purchase)...
Sorry to hear that Shane. Please give us a call 1-800-377-7655, Option 1. The subwoofer should not have a problem synchronizing.
by Bill C, April 8, 20121 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Easy setup that does what it's supposed to do. Very good sound for a unit taking up very little space.
Sound level indicator for the bar and subwoofer would be very useful. HDMI connection would be great so you could have the menu on the TV screen.
A major improvement over the speakers in our 42" Sharp Aquos. Makes PBS Brit programs and DVD's understandable. Also replaced the free standing speakers for the stereo. The sound for the size is impressive. Don't expect a live concert hall sound, but does a great job in a small space.
by Oliver, August 25, 20131 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Easy to set up and performs excellent - clear and crisp sound.
Holy cow Batman! This set kicks butt and bass. Got the system at Best buy at a great price and I now call it "my precious" along with my TV. Clear, crisp on all ranges of sounds. Connected the optical to my Panasonic TV (and sync remote control); connected my ipod doc on the analog jack, put on Pandora - this baby rocks! Easy to set up and good size. It delivers, didn't disappoint; even exceeded expectations.
by Fluteb1, November 11, 20131 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Product in general. Dialogue Clarity. Sound quality.
No Bluetooth. Odd, considering the 5000 has Bluetooth.
Very impressed. I have MC80's throughout my house and love them, but was surprised by the quality, clarity, and tight-ish base that this product outputs. I am not the type to write reviews, but had to give Polk props here. Dialogue clarity is great. I purchased for my father who is having difficulty hearing the television, but he will haven issues now. I was also surprised by music quality. Product is nice, loud and has pretty tight bass for a small 7inch sub. I would recommend to anyone trying to enhance music, television or movies. Although you won't get the full 7.1 experience with this system, it is very impressive for the size/cost.
by Joldens, March 18, 20120 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Ease of install, quality of sound and bass.. Just an awesome system, especially for price!
Light indicator is always on and no equalizer
"Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Best value in the market Awesome system, incredibly easy to setup, great sound, unbelievable bass!! actually had to turn it down. Highly recommend, especially if you want a clean wireless setup. The system can get painfully loud, while maintaining quality of sound. The only thing I would like to see added is an equalizer of sorts, but if you have a receiver or a good tv you can control what goes to it.
by Dave Reiner, August 14, 20120 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Easy set up sounds good in the bedroom
Good for the big bedroom but too small for big living room. ( I bought it for a bedroom)
Fast set up! I love the idea that it works. No reciver no speaker wires. I set up the my remote to work with it in 20 sec.
by Rick Berdeski, October 2, 20120 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
LOOKS. wireless sub
not spectacular but pretty good.
Pretty cool..just about right for watching tv and want better sound without turning on the stereo.
by Carl T, December 14, 20120 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Awesome sound, fills the room with music. Great bass as well. Love the wireless sub woofer.
Being able to see the volume settings either on the unit or on the TV screen would be great.
Just purchased from Fry's Electronics and installed it in my large family room. This was so easy to set up, it worked without any hitches. Programmed my Logitech Harmony remote to control the device. It's so great when you purchase something and it works right out of the box. Great job Polk
by Rick Kania, January 1, 20130 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Dynamic theater sound. Ease of set-up. Ease of use. Compact subwoofer
No Bluetooth . No volume display. Needs another optical input for Blu-ray player.
I started off buying a system that was the same brand as my tv thinking that they would work better together. The subwoofer was large and I assumed would pack large sound as well. I listened to the unit in the store and it sounded very dynamic. When I got it hooked up to my tv I was very disappointed with the lack of bass response even with the subwoofer volume at maximum. I returned my tv brand home theater and decided to purchase a system brand known for sound. I selected a system with minimum non sound performance related extras and the 6000 IHT fit the bill. I was surprised at how big the box was for how little was in it, but the size of the sound was even more surprising. When I started up an action movie and boosted the bass up the sound was very exciting and absorbing, It was just what I wanted from my home theater system. Then when watching later in the evening, so as not to disturb others in the house, you can dial the bass back. The wire connections were simple and making the tv remote control the volume and muting was almost as simple. The home theater power goes on and off with the tv power which is nice. Equalization choices would be nice but adjusting the subwoofer volume is just as convenient. The Bluetooth connection for music would have been helpful but I think the direct wire connection is more reliable and sufficient for occasional use. The remote is credit card size and controls all functions. I smiled when I first heard this unit and said "THIS is what I was looking for in a home theater soundbar!"
by Cliff, September 13, 20130 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Easy set up. The sound really shines if you push the volume, you won't believe how much output you can get from the SurroundBar 6000!
I wish the preset sub crossover was set just a tad lower, occasionally you can pick up a deep male voice in transition.
The Polk SurroundBar 6000 has impressed me tremendously. It's ability to fill my living room with vibrant sound from such a reasonably compact bar and woofer has re defined what home theater is. I used to have a complicated 5.1 set up, but it's not necessary to enjoy films and music. The Woofer is a little marvel, I can't believe the clean, low output. The bar itself is very simple to set up, and the four drivers deliver a ton of output. Not just loud, clean, defined. I was concerned I would miss Polk's excellent tweeters, but the single driver range is impressive. Highs are detailed, and my favorite part is nothing sounds artificial. The sound is not over-processed like so many soundbar systems on the market.
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New York Times
“The last sound bar tested was just right. Polk’s SurroundBar 6000 can be found for $500, and it was the best combination of performance and price.”
“The Polk gets more from less, generating superior sound from only four speakers in the sound bar and an external wireless subwoofer.”
“There is no display and there is no real need for one — the Polk eschews multiple sound modes and other adjustable settings for an approach that works straight out of the box.”
“The Polk provided rich, clear, well-rounded sound. Placement was also excellent — sounds were distributed well enough to cause listeners to reflexively swivel their heads in reaction. The included wireless subwoofer was strong without overpowering the overall audio. “
“Setup was the fastest of all the units tested, with a three-cable (two power, one TV connection). . . . The remote control was also refreshingly simple — just volume controls for the sound bar and the subwoofer, three source buttons, power and mute.”
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Dan Keener, Gaming Nexus
I have to say, the SB 6000 exceeded my expectation at every turn, bringing great sound from every song, show or movie regardless of the source. What I like most is that the SB 6000 filled the entire room with audio and worked flawlessly with the subwoofer to create a nice blend of mid range, highs and bass.
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